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TTASA sends T&T drag racing team to Guyana

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TTASA sends T&T drag racing team to Guyana
Submitted by TTASA

TTASA SENDS MOTOR RACING TEAM TO COMPETE IN GUYANA DRAG RACE CHAMPIONSHIP ON 26TH June, 2011

The governing body for motor sports in T&T – Trinidad & Tobago Automobile Sports Association (TTASA) – has selected a three-man team to represent Trinidad & Tobago at the Guyana Motor Racing & Sports Club’s (GMR&SC) first drag racing championship event at the newly refurbished South Dakota Racing Circuit. Guyana is also one of the newest members of the FIA (Federation Internationale de L’Automobile).

The three, who were chosen from a shortlist of a possible eight (8) candidates, are:
- Aaron Dowridge – Nissan Skyline – 560 hp
- Hollister ‘Flambeau’ Edwards – ‘Altered car’ – 800 hp
- Imtaz ‘Winzie’ Abdul – Rotary powered Mini – 250 hp

(See photos of the cars below – click to enlarge)

In addition to the usual officials, the team will have the administrative support of the TTASA President –Mohammed Ali- who is a certified NHRA official and whose assistance has been requested by Guyana. The T&T FIA / NACAM Delegate – Mr. Selwyn Persad- who is also the FIA Caribbean Director will also be in attendance. Both Ali & Persad will provide additional advice & assistance to the Guyana Club with regards to technical & FIA matters.

Driver Profiles:

Imtaz ‘Winzie’ Abdul
55 years old
32 years motor racing experience
race car is a one-of-a-kind rotary- powered austin mini
currently rated at 230hp & competing in the 11sec bracket
lives in Charlieville where he owns/operates own business

Hollister ‘Flambeau’ Edwards
49 years old
25 years motor racing experience
This is an ‘altered’ car V8 ie. A ‘funny’ car without the body
Currently rated at 800hp raw power (ie. Without using nitrous oxide) & competing in the 8 sec
bracket
owner of automotive garage in SanJuan

Aaron Dowridge
37 years old
07 years motor racing experience
this street legal Nissan Skyline is rated 560hp & campaigns in the 10 second bracket
Lives in Gasparillo where he owns/runs his business

65 Responses to “TTASA sends T&T drag racing team to Guyana”

  1. User avatar

    Ignorant Ignis

    Jun 30th, 2011

    Ignorant Ignis wrote:
    guyana drags doesnt even have a timing system last time i was there……

    and the strip ends in a sharp right turn ….

    like nobody read this :lol: :lol: :lol:

    it’s all gangsta drags …….

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    Dragist

    Jun 30th, 2011

    Have a read here from Guyana.

    http://www.gmrscgy.com/component/conten … 7b400e5917

    Some Video from a Drag meet last year in Guyana .

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YMG8yCcO3b0&NR=1

    Gangster Much ….

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    Ignorant Ignis

    Jun 30th, 2011

    ^^^^^ i was there for that event … it was pure madness.
    the driver of the red and black evo died in car accident earlier this year… R.I.P

    check the video with the gmc typhon … that was insane
    big block v8 with a hell of alot of nitrous

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    Red Dawg

    Jun 30th, 2011

    TTASA Proud to send car to Guyana for Gangster Drag, but I suppose that they have to support their new FIA cronies.
    For those who car about drag racing, Michael Douglas currently holds the track record in Nevis (June 2011).
    The next race meet is July 31st 2011.

    Thats right folks, I have an official race meet every month here in Nevis.
    Lets see TTASA do better than that.

    Imaging an island with a population of less than 13000 people has a government built and operated drag strip.

    Gangster in Guyana indeed.

    Link need not reply.

    http://www.facebook.com/pages/St-James- … 606?ref=ts

    http://sites.google.com/site/stjamesraceway/

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    cornfused

    Jun 30th, 2011

    M…… road in better condition or most roads used to race are smother than that south dokaota track :shock:

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    RoTaRyBoYz

    Jul 1st, 2011

    Nice track allyuh have dey in Nevis boi dan… It even have ah sand trap :shock: The only thing it missing is concrete barriers on either side to stop you from going into the bushes

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    link

    Jul 1st, 2011

    Red Dawg wrote:
    TTASA Proud to send car to Guyana for Gangster Drag, but I suppose that they have to support their new FIA cronies.
    For those who car about drag racing, Michael Douglas currently holds the track record in Nevis (June 2011).
    The next race meet is July 31st 2011.

    Thats right folks, I have an official race meet every month here in Nevis.
    Lets see TTASA do better than that.

    Imaging an island with a population of less than 13000 people has a government built and operated drag strip.

    Gangster in Guyana indeed.

    Link need not reply.

    http://www.facebook.com/pages/St-James- … 606?ref=ts

    http://sites.google.com/site/stjamesraceway/

    my point exactly…
    Trini knowledge & experience assisting other Caribbean countries in developing their motor racing industries.
    It makes better sense to become a collective regional force than each being insular & ‘cry-dong’ other’s efforts as they take their fledgling steps.
    rgds

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    Ignorant Ignis

    Jul 1st, 2011

    cornfused wrote:
    M…… road in better condition or most roads used to race are smother than that south dokaota track :shock:

    south Dakota track was paved over early this year …….. by dpicon :shock:

    :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

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    swag

    Jul 1st, 2011

    WHO MEASURED THE TRACK? HOPE IT WAS THE CERTIFIED NHRA TTASA OFFICIAL.

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    Aaron 2NR

    Jul 1st, 2011

    nice dip in that track….lol

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    link

    Jul 1st, 2011

    Aaron 2NR wrote:
    nice dip in that track….lol

    yeah boi…plenty work still to be done…but they are willing, determined and have government support on top of all that…
    rgds

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    Aaron 2NR

    Jul 1st, 2011

    looks good none the less….how safe is it for high powered vehicles though??

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    link

    Jul 1st, 2011

    until more surface work is completed, the rails should not participate. Also, 300 feet stopping distance, even though u hve sandtrap is not satisfactory.
    GMR&SC is working on upgrading all concerns as quickly as possible.
    rgds

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    gt4tified

    Jul 3rd, 2011

    Quote:
    I was informed that there was no timing system at the event but plans are being made to rectify this for future drag racing events in Guyana

    So wait….when they asked Mssrs. Ali and Persad for their “assistance”, I guess they didn’t know that it really was a plea to borrow TTASA timing system?

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